JUDGE JAMES L. OAKES

A Brattleboro Words Trail Site

Judge James L. Oakes:

The Brattleboro Post Office & U.S. District Court

Judge James L. Oakes. Photo by Donna Light.

Up until September 29, 2017, Brattleboro’s stately U.S. Post Office was also a U.S. District Court, home to amenities including a courtroom, chambers, a clerk’s office, jury lounge, conference rooms, and—up until 2007—the chambers of Judge James L. Oakes (1924—2007), whose service in the law since 1970 was pivotal to establishing Vermont as a national leader in environmental law.

Site research in progress. Check back soon for more of the story.

On The Map

The Brattleboro Post Office

204 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

U.S. Post Office & Former District Court

About the Research sites

The Brattleboro Words Project is working with the community to identify specific sites and themes significant to the study of words in Brattleboro and surrounding towns. Research Teams – classrooms/teachers, amateur historians, veterans, writers, artists and other community members — will produce audio segments and other work to be incorporated into audio walking, biking and driving tours tours.

Research Team Leader

Meg Mott

Meg Mott

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